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The Decisions Artists Make

Understanding Materials and Techniques

Tuesdays, October 15 – November 5, 1 – 3pm


Edgar Degas. Three Dancers with Hair in Braids (detail), c. 1900. BF143. Public Domain.

$200; members $180

(4 classes)

Class is full; to be wait-listed, email us.

About the Class

How do artists create their work? Why do they do what they do? Why choose one medium or technique over another? The goal of this class is to explore how the decisions artists make while producing a work communicate their unique vision and ultimately affect the viewer’s experience. We will discuss these topics while examining select works in the Barnes galleries.

Capacity: 18


Christine Stoughton, PhD

Stoughton is a psychologist and multidisciplinary artist who maintains a studio at the Norristown Arts Building. An instructor for the Barnes-de Mazia Education Program, she also teaches at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Professional Institute for Educators at UArts, and the Main Line Art Center.